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Sauce boat

Sauce boat

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750-52 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:87-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 27, shelf 2

Physical description

Sauce boat of porcelain, with gilded decoration, and moulded in relief with wave-like projections on the rim and a long pointed lip, and with an elaborately scrolled loop handle with a small mask in relief near the upper attachment, and with a spreading high foot, and decorated on the outside with festoons of flowers in relief on the body, enclosing large floral sprays in gold, and the inside has a gilt spray on the bottom and a formal gilt border, and the foot has flowers in relief and a border of gilt cresting

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca. 1750-52 (made)

Artist/maker

Bow Porcelain Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, gilded

Dimensions

Height: 13.3 cm, Length: 23.2 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of sauce boats 414:87&/A-1885 (Sch. I 35&A); on this, however, see below.
One sauceboat was purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber from Mr or Mrs Paradise, Stamford, for 5 shillings in October 1870, and the other from Captain Cooper, Hardingstone for £1 in February 1871

Descriptive line

Sauce boat of soft-paste porcelain, with gilded decoration, moulded in relief with wave-like projections on the rim and a long pointed lip, and with an elaborately scrolled loop handle with a small mask in relief, made by Bow Porcelain Factory, London, ca. 1750-52

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

For this pattern see Nicholas Panes British Porcelain Sauceboats of the 18th Century (2009), cat. 85, where dated ca. 1750-52

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Moulded; Gilded; Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Mask

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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